Review this album
Oct 28, 2012While the album is A.C. Newman's best vocally, it is nowhere near on tier with the releases by The New Pornographers. You're left wishing the album was larger sounding.
For the full review, see: http://mediocrityisthenewgenius.com/2012/10/28/a-c-newman-misses-home-run-with-shut-down-the-streets/
Q MagazineDec 11, 2012Thankfully, it avoids the easy traps of earnestness or tweeness, and emerges as an intriguing, convincing listen. [Jan 2013, p.108]
MagnetDec 4, 2012It is, in a way, a dad-rock opus, the songs imbued with the residue of a man pondering not just the intricacies of family but the greater implications of existence that come with it. [No. 93, p.51]
MojoNov 29, 2012Forensically constructed, sad-eye pop with bright melodies of a Shins-like stripe. [Dec 2012, p.96]